Johann Melchior Roos

male / German
painter, draftsperson
Heidelberg 1663
Jedding 1955: 1663 in Heidelberg; Thieme/Becker 1934: 1659 in Frankfurt am Main
Braunschweig 1731
Jedding 1955: Braunschweig; Thieme/Becker 1934: Frankfurt am Main
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son of the painter Johann Heinrich Roos (1631-1685). Married 1) in Heidelberg 25 May 1692 Justina Christina Langhans, daughter of court minister Johann Ludwig Langhans;father of eight children between 1693-1710 in Nuremburg and Heidelberg and 2) in Switzerlandin 1713 the widow of painter Joseph Werner II, father of two daughters.
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Active in
  • Heidelberg
  • Neurenberg
  • Den Haag (stad) 1684 - 1686
    pupil of the Tekenacademie
  • Rome 1686 - 1690
    collaboration with his brother Philip Peter Roos (1655/57-1706) Grieb 2007)
  • Frankfurt am Main 1693 - 1716
    Paid taxes here as a sort of denizen. Presumably soon after 1716 he left Frankfurt and possibly went to Kassel (Grieb 2007)
  • Zwitserland 1713
    Grieb 2007
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1717
  • Mainz
    At an unknown point in time he became court painter to Lothar Franz von Schönborn, elector in Mainz and prince-bishop in Bamberg (Grieb 2007)
  • Neurenberg 1707 - 1731
    a 3rd marriage (Grieb 2007)
  • Braunschweig 1731
    In the tradition his laziness and his dissolute way of life are mentioned (Grieb 2007)
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
animal painting (genre), italianate, landscape (genre), portrait, still life, botanical representation
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2023-02-09


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